Oath of Swords

Whom the gods would recruit, they first tick offOur Hero The unlikely Paladin, Bahzell Bahnakson of the Horse Stealer Hradani He s no knight in shining armor He s a hradani, a race known for their uncontrollable rages, bloodthirsty tendencies, and inability to maintain civilized conduct None of the other Five Races of man like the hradani Besides his ethnic burden,Whom the gods would recruit, they first tick offOur Hero The unlikely Paladin, Bahzell Bahnakson of the Horse Stealer Hradani He s no knight in shining armor He s a hradani, a race known for their uncontrollable rages, bloodthirsty tendencies, and inability to maintain civilized conduct None of the other Five Races of man like the hradani Besides his ethnic burden, Bahzell has problems of his own to deal with a violated hostage bond, a vengeful prince, a price on his head He doesn t want to mess with anybody else s problems, let alone a god s Let alone the War God s So how does he end up a thousand leagues from home, neck deep in political intrigue, assassins, demons, psionicists, evil sorcery, white sorcery, dark gods, good gods, bad poets, greedy landlords, and most of Bortalik Bay Well, it s all the War God s fault.
Oath of Swords Whom the gods would recruit they first tick offOur Hero The unlikely Paladin Bahzell Bahnakson of the Horse Stealer Hradani He s no knight in shining armor He s a hradani a race known for their unc

  • Title: Oath of Swords
  • Author: David Weber
  • ISBN: 9781416520863
  • Page: 230
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “Oath of Swords”

    1. This is an excellent read, excellent brain candy. I mean if you want to look you can find some actual content to this story to go along with the brain candy. There's a take on racism, a look at religious practice, lots of other small inserted points. But if that worries you don't let it. I f you just want some escapism this is an excellent, even a fun story.We open up here meeting out hero, a reluctant hero at that and then there's the powers who want to make him a reluctant paladin.Really embar [...]

    2. I unabashedly love this book *and* our hero, Bahzell Bahnakson. I suppose it has standard fantasy tropes – good gods/bad gods good guys/bad guys – but they are tropes for a reason. They work.It is fascinating to go back and read the description after having finished the book – Bahzell doesn’t want to mess with the problems of others as he has enough of his own . . . Yet, the book begins as he gets himself into deep doodoo because he jumped in to help a young lady who was being ravaged by [...]

    3. Excellent beginning to a swords and sorcery series I somehow missed reading before, by one of my favorite authors. Not necessarily a bad thing, as I'm making the assumption with four books written, it is a completed series now and they were written 4, 6 and 7 years apart respectively. I suspect that much of a gap between books in a series would have irritated me a lot.

    4. I am a total sucker for traditional fantasy! I loved it, just as was expected. Also, love the protagonist's race - I can see those ears as they express every emotion Love it:)

    5. The world of Orfressa is a fascinating place. Our main character is Bahzell Bahnakson, a hridani, which is the most despised races of men. He is not who you would think a god would choose as their champion--he would tell you this himself.That is one reason why this story is so compelling. Bahzell fights against what the god wants, and it really sets everything up for great character growth, and his companion is a good foil to him. The adventure is interesting and unpredictable, but not in an "ok [...]

    6. I really enjoyed this book. I got it free off of amazon, so I was not expecting much but I was pleasantly surprised. The book was well written, had a good main character and secondary characters, and a bad guy you could hate. The story was easy to follow from the beginning. I will be buying the second book and I look forward to reading it.

    7. First book in a great series, with wonderful characters. Bahzell Bahnakson is a hradani, a race that have terrible tempers, and generally are ostracized by the other races. Not exactly what one would consider a good candidate for a hero 7/18/17 reread, still superb.

    8. As heroic fantasy's go, Oath of Swords just might be my favorite. I love it in a way that's a little sad, to be honest. It's fun, it's got lots of action, and it takes on moral questions in a way that adds to the story. It probably has flaws but I'm way to far gone to see them.

    9. David Weber is famous for his Honor Harrington science fiction/space opera series, and not every author can do fantasy and sci fi successfully.David Weber, however, most certainly can.If you are expecting something like Honor Harrington, but with more swords (OK, not that many more swords) but fewer spaceships, forget it. Oath of Swords is something else entirely. This is a funny, observant romp of a traditional swords-and-sorcery fantasy novel.In Weber's fantasy world, there are five 'races of [...]

    10. Quite a lovely fantasy title. I've been a fan of David Weber's Honor Harrington science fiction titles, and was rather curious to see how he'd show his hand at high fantasy. Fortunately, I'm happy to say that the "Oath of Swords" series is very, very, good, and was even more enjoyable than 'Honor Harrington' titles. One thing I found interesting is that the "Oath of Swords" series is remarkably similar to the "Honor Harrington" series -- both have a central protagonist that must deal with xenoph [...]

    11. Hey, I didn't know Weber wrote D&D Novels! ;) OK, not Quite D&D, but it may as well be. A traditional castles and swords tale, populated with all the usual suspects: humans, dwarves, elves, and halflings; an ancient and inscrutable wizard, a small population of "magi," and whole pantheon of gods both dark and light. The only unique bit are the "hradani," a race of near giants (our hero is 7 1/2 ft tall) with big fox-like ears, super-strength and endurance, and a tendency to go into a hom [...]

    12. Most books I find i haven't alot to say about once their said and done. I read them they ere either above or below my original opinion, and that's that. Once every, 10 books or so, which is about once every 1-2 months, so it's far less rare than I expected, but I find myself actually wanting to say something about the book.This book, and therefore the series in general I believe- since starting the second in the series and finding it to be of similar writing style.Anyways, to the point The thing [...]

    13. Made it about 150 pages in. It's pretty standard cliche' fantasy fiction that rambles on with long descriptions, but the author has no great skill at either the descriptions, dialog, or characters. I can't recommend it particularly. I can't say it's the worst thing ever either, just standard fantasy tropes stacked on more tropes with very little spice.

    14. As War Maid's Choice earc was published I reread the first 3 Bazhell books first and this one wore the worst reading today as a clumsy attempt to do fantasy that does not know what it wants to be - laugh out humor or take it serious stuff; very silly naming to boot and this is one of DW's weakest novels ever

    15. 3.5 starsA very enjoyable read and a very likeable main character but I won't be reading the following books of this series. Too much religious knick-knack religion for my taste (Gods' interference start late in this book though which is why it didn't bother me too much).

    16. A welcome fantasy change from Weber's science fiction, this fun novel has a likable antihero, a Horse Stealer Hradani known for uncontrollable rages, who ends up trying to thwart an evil plot by being chosen by the War God.

    17. Ok so this book, for me, was a little bit of a letdown. It was a slowish start and then it hit a stride that was going somewhere nice. It’s subjective, I know but hen it slumped again. So the cool part was maybe a 4-Star for me, but the rest was 3-Star.To be more specific:I don’t mind a slow build at all. It was a little predictable but still solid.When he started taking about the conflict between wizards and magi, the history of the blah-bidi-blah a millennia ago that was cool. It felt like [...]

    18. I finally finished after a break of many months and many books. I'm glad I finished and I thought the story was worthwhile. There are several writing style things that really drove me nuts. The biggest is that the hradani's ears do a lot. It's not unusual to read more than 3 instances on a single page of ears twiching, flattening, pricking, drooping, etc. It's tedious and yet really irritating. This was a really "busy" book that I would have liked better if it was simpler. There were do-gooders, [...]

    19. I was disappointed because there are so many positive reviews. The main character was tedious (I get it - he's stubborn), there was a lot of gratuitous sexual violence or the threat of it, and I wasn't impressed with the world he created.

    20. An okay fantasy book about a fantastic warrior, his friends, gods and his enemies. This book is nothing like his Honor Harrington books. Some good parts and characters but nothing I haven't really seen elsewhere.

    21. Hilarious book. Enough politics and philosophy to prevent it being complete fluff and enough realistic situations to teach me a few things, but plenty of action and quips to keep things interesting. Definitely reading the next one.

    22. Solid, fun, interesting. I kept getting Whiffs of Terry Pratchett, but the wit wasn't as biting and amusing. I will likely read more by Weber.

    23. One of David Weber's best. I always enjoy his books and as much as I enjoy the sci-fi stuff, I wish he wrote more fantasy.

    24. I purchased the paperback when first published, and have read it many times. This audio book did not quite live up to my expectations but is still a very good listen. A fun story.

    25. Oath of Swords (War God)Verified Purchase(What's this?)This review is from: Oath of Swords (War God Book 1) (Kindle Edition)Not the best David Weber book I've ever read, but very good indeed compared to most authors' best. Weber and David Drake are two of the better SF practitioners in print.

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